People were marching in the streets. The leaders were getting arrested. Police brutality was coming to a head. The country was divided over whether the protesters were heroes or criminals. Eisenhower was president. It seems antiquated when we see how people spoke to each other then. Rancor among sides. Talk of “those criminals.” Peaceful demonstrations turned to riots. But there is something we can learn from Nixon and JFK beyond the film Selma.
Note: this the English translation of a story I wrote for the French fashion magazine L’Officiel Hommes. Noah Schnapp looks out of the darkness of his trailer and wonders if anyone knows that his birthday is today. “Everybody forgot my birthday” is of course the great teenage fear from the iconic eighties Molly Ringwald movie Sixteen Candles. But the busy young actor almost did it to himself. Noah — who will turn 10 at midnight — is far too young to know the movie from 1984.
Right about now, your Facebook feed is probably full of well-intentioned friends who are setting themselves up to fail. Very soon your gym, your health food store and your girlfriend’s yoga classes will be packed with that annual plague of people in brand-new Christmas-gift running shoes going nowhere on the treadmill. “Eat better,” “work out more,” “turn my stories in on time.” These are not resolutions.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".